Pathologists Lancet Kenya Extends Diagnostic Services Through Ponea Online Platform.

Customers seeking diagnostics services from Pathologists Lancet Kenya now have an opportunity to access the same conveniently through Ponea Health, an e-commerce healthcare technology platform connecting healthcare service providers with patients. Under this arrangement, patients will be able to book healthcare services through Ponea Health’s marketplace platform, Ponea.com in a move that will see Pathologists Lancet Kenya re-engineer its operations and service processes through seamless accessibility of services. Commenting on the partnership, Pathologists Lancet Kenya Managing Director and CEO Mwende Musunga said that technological development has always influenced laboratory operations;…

Samsung Leads Holistic Health Innovation With Galaxy Watch 5 And Galaxy Watch 5 Pro

Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro in the Kenyan market. The smart-watches that are designed to shape health and wellness habits with intuitive insights and advanced features, are now packed with even more powerful capabilities. The Galaxy Watch5 enhances the features that consumers rely on every day, while the Galaxy Watch5 Pro – the newest addition to the Galaxy Watch lineup – is Samsung’s most durable and feature-packed watch yet. These new devices are a commitment to users that their goals and milestones can be met,…

Donation of equipment by AstraZeneca to enable research into early detection of non-communicable diseases in Kenya

 The equipment leverages retinal scanning technology to predict the risk or presence of complications arising from hypertension and diabetes as an alternative to invasive screening methods currently in use AstraZeneca and the Ministry of Health have announced a donation of innovative screening equipment to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH)/ The University of Nairobi (UON) and the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUHN). The equipment will enable recipient institutions to conduct research on the use of non-invasive technology to predict the risk of hypertension, diabetes, eye conditions…

National Oil Corporation commissions community projects for Block 14T

The National Oil Corporation of Kenya has commissioned and handed over key community sustainability projects in Block 14T (Magadi Sub-basin) where the Corporation has been undertaking oil exploration activities within the southern part of Block 14T that stretches from Kajiado, Narok to Nakuru and Baringo counties. While accompanying the Board of Directors on a tour of the Block where the Corporation is undertaking further data acquisition, the Chief Executive Officer Mr. Leparan Morintat commissioned and handed over a modern girl’s dormitory installed with forty (40) double-decker beds and completed with…

Why you need to clean you makeup brushes

We spend much of our lives in our bedrooms and bathrooms, sleeping, bathing,  putting on make-up and getting dressed. But, if these two rooms in our homes – and the items in them – aren’t cleaned well, it can have detrimental effects on our health, from triggering allergies to causing skin infections. For a fresher space, try these handy tips from Aisha Pandor, CEO of SweepSouth, and the SweepStars who keep thousands of homes clean every week. Clean out your make-up Your pretty makeup collection may be the last place…

Close to 40 Percent of Children affected by Mental health concerns

Between 20-40% of Kenyan children may be suffering from mental illness, but it can take up to 16 months for adolescents to see a mental health professional from the onset of their symptoms, Gertrude’s Children Hospital estimates. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on children’s mental health. The disruptions in routines, education and family, as well as concern for family income and health have spurred anxiety and fear among many young people whose future now seems uncertain, according to the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF). “There isn’t one…

Exclusive Interview: How Technology is Making Work Manageable But Risking Employees Health

 In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the country are working from home at unprecedented levels. Although remote work has been on the rise for some time now, up until the pandemic, the trend was relatively low. COVID-19 changed all of that as states enacted stay-at-home orders, and companies moved to telework to help slow the spread of the virus. We held an interview with Mark Muoki, The Talent hunter and Hiring manager in East Africa for Lapaire Group, who says that the majority of hiring managers plan…

Lapaire Group Launch New Campaign To Champion Eye Care for School Going Children

Reading, writing, chalkboard work and using computers are among the visual tasks pupils and students perform daily while at school. A child’s eyes are constantly in use in the classroom and at play. When one’s vision is not functioning properly due to refraction errors such as myopia, astigmatism or presbitia for instance, both education and sports activities may suffer. As children are set to resume school this Month, it is safe to say that all of them will want to progress successfully throughout their education therefore demands on their visual…

Ole Lenku’s Rolls Out Revolutionary NHIF Registration Drive

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has called on county governments to emulate the tactic being used by Kajiado governor Josesp Ole Lenku to mobilise more people to register for NHIF. The governor on Tuesday unveiled a programme that targets goat farmers and the aim is to have them offer one goat in exchange for enhanced NHIF registration. The program is dubbed Mbuzi Moja Afya bora initiative and targets to have over 17,000 families covered. The Maasai community in Kajiado and Narok counties are known for their ability to rear goats…

Lapaire in Expansion Drive to Challenge Africa’s Eye Problems

  Eyecare In developing countries like Kenya, and many other African states remain one of the underfunded health sectors making it very expensive to access treatment.   However there has still been hope as private hospitals and clinics have stepped up and innovated to keep up with the pace and change of the revolving health demands and needs.   When Covid-19 struck in Kenya nearly all sectors received a beating as homes changed to workplaces and computers became the norm.   Nonetheless one sector that gained a lot of mileage…